Let the Sunshine Out!

My friend Peggy wrote on Facebook this morning, “The sky is kind of grey here, but there’s sunshine in my heart.”

sunshine outShe reminds me that I don’t need to let externals, like the weather, determine how I feel. 

Recently, at a meeting of a group (outside the church) to which I belong, a colleague expressed a lot of anger towards me. It was hard to take. There was some truth in what she said about me — I am far, far from perfect! — and there was exaggeration and her “stuff” mixed in.

I felt pain, some of hers and my own. But somehow, I did not let it take me over. I knew there was more to life than her feelings, even when she walked out.

What is the source of happiness? Where does a sense of balance come from?

When I remember God within, I find the sunshine, no matter how heavy the clouds outside may be. May I remember today to let the sunshine out!

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

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